Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Le Sueur, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, 401(k)

Agropur is currently seeking a VAT/EFV Operator, at our Le Sueur, MN. Le Sueur Cheese Plant.


Essential Functions include the following  

  • Completely fill out Pre Operational log before starting production run.
  • Add required ingredients into the cheese vat.
  • Monitor equipment to ensure everything is working correctly and within parameters.
  • Take milk and whey samples as required.
  • Monitor pH at pump over and on the tables, report to supervisor pH's that are out range.
  • Confirm the correct amount of salt is applies during the salting steps.
  • Take sanitary cheese & whey samples as required.
  • Record all required information on the make sheets and Lot #'s of ingredients in Wonderware.
  • Monitor cip's & confirm no solution is left in before filling with product.
  • Record chemical concentration checks during CIP's as required.
  • Return all sample vials to lab after production run.
  • Perform tasks on Master Sanitation Log as required and record.
  • Maintain a safe work environment. 

Secondary Functions include the following:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively.
  • Computer literate.
  • Able to properly document information legibly onto the production and master sanitation log sheets.
  • Understand all CIP circuits and titrate all chemicals involved in CIP programs.
  • Understand and obey all Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Follow safety procedures and wear required PPE when handling chemicals 


  • High School Education or equivalent.
  • Good English speaking and writing skills.
  • Good Mechanical aptitude.
  • Food service, food plant or sanitation background preferred. 

Non-technical Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.

Work Conditions: 

  • Track and maintain information on a database.
  • Occasionally move up to 40 pounds for 12 hour shifts.
  • Be able to move up and down stairs while moving 40 pounds.
  • Able to move about work stations in a manufacturing environment most of the shift.
  • Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level repetitively.
  • Be able to work the shift assigned and fill in other shifts as needed.
  • Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts as needed or assigned.
  • Able to work at heights.
  • Able to work with chemicals.

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